Ernest W. Abel In San Francisco on January 12, 2011 at age 100, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Greta Abel for 65 years; loving cousin of Anny Bohmer of Vienna, Austria, Ruth (David) Coen, Sally (Don) Goodman and many other cousins and friends. Many thanks to Agnes for all her loyalty and friendship. Ernest was a Holocaust survivor who arrived in San Francisco in 1939 from Vienna where he had been a lawyer. In San Francisco he accomplished many positions starting as a Fuller Brush Man. He graduated as a chemist from USF and he became a professor there. He went to work for SAARCO. After his retirement he became a volunteer for legal aid and went back to study law. He was written up in Time magazine for a case he won before the U.S. Supreme Court. Ernest was a long time member of Hadassah, Hebrew Free Loan Association and B'nai B'rith. Ernest was an extraordinary person. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Funeral services will be held TODAY, Friday, January 14, 2011, at 1:30pm at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St. at Geary, SF, followed by interment at Salem Memorial Park, 1171 El Camino Real, Colma. Donations to a charity of your choice.
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 14, 2011